American Cat Fanciers Association
Pixie Bob Breed Synopsis
Pixie Bob Longhair Breed Standard
Pixie Bob Shorthair Breed Standard
The goal of the Pixiebob breeding program
is to create a domestic cat having a visual similarity to the North American
Bobcat. There is no actual wild cat used in the breeding program and ACFA
requires genetic testing to assure there is no Bobcat or other wild cat
A requirement for the bobcat-like appearance is a large rectangular frame on
long heavy boned limbs; prominent shoulders and hips; a short tail that is
carried low; a spotted stand-out coat; deep, wide, cupped ears; and above
all, an inverted pear-shaped head that has all of it's features in the lower
half of the face. The heavily-hooded, deep-set eyes and large fleshy chin
are its most notable trademark characteristics.
This wild bobcat-like appearance does not reflect the true nature of the
cat, which is loving, trustworthy, devoted and fearless.
The Pixiebob comes in both the Short Hair and Long Hair varieties. Brown
Spotted Tabby is the only accepted color.